Excerpts from an editorial from the Seattle Times in advance of Monday’s City Council vote:
If Seattle wants an NBA team back as soon as possible, the last thing it should do is transfer a street to developer Chris Hansen under terms proposed by Mayor Ed Murray and the City Council.
Doing so is likely […]
From KING 5:
The ILWU Local 19 issued a sharply worded statement on Tuesday, criticizing an SDOT and mayoral recommendation to eliminate a SoDo street for a new sports arena.
The statement says the “recommendation really doesn’t mean much more than the mayor punting a dying SoDo arena deal to the new City Council.”
From the Seattle Times:
Seattle taxpayers would subsidize the proposed new sports arena in Sodo to the tune of $731 million over 32 years, according to a financial analysis commissioned by an opponent group.
The group, Sonics Without Subsidies, threatened to sue if Mayor-elect Ed Murray and the Seattle City Council don’t revise the agreement […]
Excerpts from an article titled ‘Seattle mayor snubs Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling fleet’:
Local officials are trying to stop Shell’s Arctic oil-drilling fleet from docking at Seattle’s harbor for the summer, saying that current arrangements go against the port terminal’s land-use permit.
Seattle Mayor Ed Murray said the current contract between the Port of Seattle […]